Mahindra recently unveiled XUV700 globally with much fanfare. The 7-seater SUV has managed to create a lot of buzz. But a plastic tailgate has become a concerning factor for a lot of people. Do you need to worry? Not really!
Let’s have a look in detail at some important aspects related to this plastic tailgate of Mahindra XUV700.
The plastic tailgate of the Mahindra XUV700 has caused a stir on social media after several auto journalists in the media drive reported on it. Simply tapping the palm on its surface reveals that the tailgate of this latest SUV is made of a non-metallic material.
However, this is not the first time that a car manufacturer has replaced the metal tailgate with the plastic. Multiple automakers throughout the world have used plastic to build tailgate of a car. Hence, XUV700 isn't alone when it comes to its plastic tailgate.
Few popular car models with a plastic tailgate are:
- Volvo V90
- Volvo XC60
- Citroen C4
- Citroen DS7 Crossback
- Citroen C5 Aircross
- Jaguar I Pace
- Jaguar F Pace
- Opel Astra TH
- Toyota Highlander
There are two main causes behind choosing this Plastic Tailgate:
- You can get more intricate styling with a plastic tailgate than with metal pressing.
- It also helps in reducing the weight of the car and helping carmakers make their cars more fuel-efficient by reducing weight.
The plastic tailgate will not affect the structural integrity of Mahindra XUV700 as instead of regular plastic, it is made out from glass-filled plastic and is often more durable than a thin metal sheet.
Mahindra's XUV 700's plastic tailgate's only drawback is that it can't be fixed if it gets damaged. In some cases, metal panels can be dented back into the original form, but, if the material is plastic, then replacement is the only option.
To overcome this dilemma, you can buy a zero-depreciation car insurance and claim full amount of replacement, if the need arises.